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  1. Brickwizard

    Mint on an old laptop

    it's not a problem, XFCE is available in the repository, just need to do the same as I did, install with cinnamon then install XFCE from the repository and then remove cinnamon.... simples:cool:
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    Mint on an old laptop

    Mint 19-* reaches end of life in 6 months time, consider changing to either mint 20-2 or LMDE [which may run a bit faster on your old box]
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    Just joined this forum

    Welcome to the forums, nice intro, short and sweet works for me. I have been a Linux user for more years than i care to remember...and am still learning Have fun Bwiz
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    Share your hardware setups

    nice set up
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    Beginner here, don't know what distribution I should use

    As for suggestions, any of the Ubuntu family, Mint, Peppermint, Mx, Debian with non-free codecs, linux lite are all good usable beginner distributions, as @kc1di said there are some speciality distributions only stable to those fully proficient in Linux and the terminal and some made for...
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    Beginner here, don't know what distribution I should use

    With that spec it's not what I consider old, acers do throw up some problems, if it's a laptop they sometimes load with hard block on the Wi-Fi [flight mode] they also occasionally load with sound disabled, but the main bugs are Realteck Wi-Fi drivers and if it's a touch screen getting it to...
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    Are we suffering attempted DDoS attacks.

    yes Trigger.... [fools and horses reference]
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    USB Wifi Not Working [Ubuntu 20.04]

    well we appear to be half way there, at least It's now being seen. I am on holiday at the moment and internet is sparse, RTL are always a pain in the butt. Do a quick check in the main BIOS just to make sure usb is fully enabled, hopefully one of the lads may pop up with another idea
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    USB Wifi Not Working [Ubuntu 20.04]

    Welcome, this is a brand I am not familiar with, 1] which distribution [and build number] are you using] 2] have you checked the wi-fi is enabled in the network connection 3]it may be a desk top but dose it have a hard block on [flight mode] can you run inxi -Nnz and paste back the results
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    Beginner here, don't know what distribution I should use

    most distributions will run on ex W 7/8/10 machines, as to what is best, the answer is the one you like the look & feel of, and works best on your machine, welcome to Linux it's your OS and so your choice
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    Are we suffering attempted DDoS attacks.

    Started again this morning, 502 bad gateway, only a matter of minutes but still annoying
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    Do you think people should use Debian or Ubuntu? Tell me which one and why.

    As far as I am concerned, there are 3 basic versions of Linux, Debian, Slackware & RHEL, Ubuntu is just one of the many distributions built on Debian, so it's no better or worse than the parent system, just the clothes are different see the Debian family tree...
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    This one is for you boys in the Antipodes

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    Dell latitude D600 & D610

    welcome to the forums the dell D600 range has been around since the early 2,000's so it Depends on the age and spec, if they have 64 bit processors and at least 2gb ram they will run most distributions, albeit a bit slow on the heavy builds,try Linux lite, or mx -64 bit, if they have 32 bit...
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    Interested to hear from anyone who has updated to LM21....either via the Update Manager, or via a Fresh Install?

    just finished updating my mint drive for the 2010 Dell insperon [ dual core model: Pentium T4500,] it took just over 4 hrs, only one minor problem .. sudo apt remove mintupdate && reboot, did not work once the update had finished, had to do a re-boot from the mint menu, then run it again to get...
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    DVD unit doesn't work

    it may be they are not in the fedora repositories.
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    Upgraded to 21

    If you saw my other post, it took 2 hrs 10 mins from starting the iso download to the installation being complete, but I suspect being of a lower power your chromebook will take a fair bit longer
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    Upgraded to 21

    I have had windows take much longer in the past
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    Upgraded to 21

    Did my HP ProDesk yesterday no problems see www.linux.org/threads/interested-to-hear-from-anyone-who-has-updated-to-lm21-either-via-the-update-manager-or-via-a-fresh-install.41516/#post-167630
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    Interested to hear from anyone who has updated to LM21....either via the Update Manager, or via a Fresh Install?

    Update, been using it all afternoon, no glitches, I can't be bothered going through all the changes that mint have made, but my sound and graphics have definitely improved
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